The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
The Accounting Department (Ford Motor Company) records subgroup is comprised of six series: Amtorg Trading Corporation records series, 1928-1938 (30.6 cubic ft. and 1 oversize box), Acc. 199, Acc. 531, and Acc. 632; the Branch Accounting records series, 1905-1920 (1 cubic ft.), Acc. 1881; W.E. Carnegie records series, 1918-1928 (10.8 cubic ft.), Acc. 571; Cost Accounting records series, 1913-1940 (82.8 cubic ft., 7 oversize boxes, 11 volulmes), Acc. 125, Acc. 204, Acc. 230, Acc. 372, Acc. 432, Acc. 542, Acc. 612, Acc. 735, Acc. 736; Manufacturing Plant records series, 1927-1945 (13.6 cubic ft.), Acc. 223, Acc. 224; Production Reports series, 1920-1932 (0.4 cubic ft. and 4 oversize boxes), Acc. 373
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
The General Subject files subseries consists of correspondence, memoranda, working papers, and reports detailing Ford Motor Company's financial operations and performance. The files contain a wide array of data including topics such as Lincoln automobile inventories, accounts receivable and payable audits, equipment amortization and deprecation analysis, correspondence relating to the 1933 Bank Holiday, branch and plant account reserve and reconciliation data, and overseas shipping costs. The files also include audit data and property valuation information for company owned properties including Botsford Inn, Camp Legion, Consolidated Development Company, Dearborn Country Club, Dearborn Inn, Ford Sales Company, Ford Village Industries, Fordson Coal Company, Henry Ford & Son, Seaboard Investment Company, Universal Credit Corporation, and audits of branch charitable contributions. There are also audits of outside firms doing work for Ford Motor Company, including Robert O. Derrick Inc.'s ... Read More
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
Letters written to Acenith Shaw in Moreville and York, Washtenaw County, Mich Describe family activities, school, current interests, etc. Also letters of the 1860s between young men, some of whom were on military duty
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
The Ford Motor Company Non-Serial Publications collection includes publications not successively issued and published by various divisions within Ford Motor Company and its subsidiaries. Genres vary from brochures and pamphlets to published reports and periodicals. The publications are arranged first alphabetically by title and then by year. A finding aid also provides access by subject. Among the subjects are Ford Motor Company Business and Finance which includes FMC Credit Annual Reports, 1962, 1966, 1970 and FMC Stockholder Reports, 1956 to 1962 and 1965 to 1966. A subject area entitled FMC Community Relations includes material about women, community service awards, and industrial arts awards. FMC Facilities includes publications on Ford plants, laboratories and divisions with the Rouge River Plant and Willow Run Bomber Plant particularly well represented. There is also material on the Ford Airport, Ford Rotunda, Ford Village Industries, and Ford Motor Company international ... Read More
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
The Sales and Statistics Department records series, 1946-1954 (1.2 cubic ft.), Acc. 916, consists of sales and plant production statistics gathered by International Division sales and marketing staff to review Ford Motor Company's pre-war sales and deliveries overseas. The statistics document deliveries from Ford plants to dealers and sales branches in Africa, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and Uruguay and pre-World War II wholesale sales data. The series also includes historical summary information compiled by department staff regarding overseas plant production and sales figures dating back to 1922
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
The Lyk Family papers consist of photocopies and original documents of property records, public office appointments, baptismal and naturalization records documenting the life of Anthony Lyk and his family. The papers include cassette tapes, compact discs and a videotape of oral histories with members of the Lyk family conducted between 1998 and 2003. The documents in this collection were used to supplement the story of the Lyk family in Michigan and exemplified many immigrant stories from the early years of the twentieth century
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
The papers include Burbank's plant sales records from 1883 to 1884, hybridization seed yields in 1891, and an extensive list of foreign seeds with his comments. There are also numerous personal calling cards from world-wide visitors, correspondence from school children, and a small collection of greeting cards and postcards
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
The John A. Conde papers consist of copies of patents covering automobile seating and hood designs, 1947-1948 model 8A drawings, weight tables and correspondence. The collection includes a sketch book of pencil drawings covering conceptual designs of Ford body elements and the V8 logo for the 1938 models. The collection also includes a presentation portfolio of promotional material from Budd Company highlighting the unitized body and chassis design and photographs of models illustrating the body and chassis
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
The Aeronautics collection, assembled by staff of The Henry Ford over time, contains a large collection of material pertaining to early aviation. It is comprised of eighteen series: History of Aviation, Manuscripts, Conferences and Exhibits, Aviation Races, Aviation Instruction and Patent Applications, The Early Bird Collection, Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics, Inc., Paul J. Palmer Aeronautical Notes, Horace B. Wild Collection, Aviation Personalities, Publications, Aviation Companies, Photographs, Autogiro and Helicopter and Parachute, Dirgibles and Balloons, Gliders, Newspaper Articles, and Early Aviation Scrapbooks
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
The Marine Operations (Ford Motor Company) records series consists of log books, correspondence, working papers, and cost reports covering Ford Motor Company's maritime operations. The series includes ships' log books for the M.S. Benson Ford and M.S. Henry Ford II as well as other tugs and barges; daily coal shipment summary reports; commissary and ships' stores purchase orders and supply reports; correspondence with the War Shipping Administration including information on five Ford-owned ships requisitioned by the U.S. Government during World War II and sunk: M.S. East Indian; S.S. Oneida; S.S. Onondaga; M.S. Green Island, and M.S. Lake Oswega. The series also includes post-war repair, salvage, and sale correspondence; general operating files including fuel purchases, damage claims, and cargo information; wage and labor rates, pay scales; union correspondence; and radio-telephone log books for the M.S. Benson Ford and M.S. Henry Ford II